hi-tech gadgetry was on display when the Blog visited a major petrochemical
company this week for a three-way global video conference. My colleague Peter S
and I sat chatting long-distance in a state-of-the-art HALO suite, where the
experience was as life-like as having all the members of the global product
management team from the three offices in the room together.
It made our previous in-house experience of video-conferencing look like the kids' webcams, and as old hat as black and white TV. If this is the shape of the future, airlines have got a lot to worry about.
And as if
that wasn't enough of a glimpse into the future, the ladies' restrooms had this
very chic hand-drier. It's called a Dyson Airblade.
It's good to see where this year's bumper profits have been spent.